Fireplaces are used in colder climates throughout
the world, and have traditionally been a central
feature of the household, as it gives warmth
to aid survival through an extended winter.
The sensation of direct heat, and the mesmerizing
leaps and flickers of a wood fire, make its
use enjoyable in cold conditions even today.
In many places, coal, wood or peat burning fires
are being replaced by cleaner and often safer
natural gas fueled fireplaces and electric fireplaces.
Some government agencies have placed a partial
ban on solid fuel burning fireplaces based upon
air pollution concerns. Gas fireplaces very
often burn off a small amount of their fuel
in a flickering display meant to recall that
of a wood fire.
Alternatively, flame-shaped paper streamers
wave vertically in the air, held up by the updraft
produced by a heating element. In recent years,
Vent-less Gel Fireplaces have received quite
a bit of attention. They are a free standing
fireplace requiring no chimney and no hearth,
but they add fireplace ambiance to any room
and they produce a considerable amount of heat.
As a result, people gather around a fireplace
for conversation and family bonding. After the
workday, it is often the place where a family
meets at night before retiring to sleep. A modern
fireplace usually serves as an element to enhance
the grandeur of an interior space rather than
as a heat source. Today, fireplaces of varying
quality, materials and style are available worldwide.
Masonry (brick or stone fireplaces and chimneys)
with or without
tile lined flues. Tiles are used to line
the flue to keep the corrosive combustion products
from eating away the chimney flue lining. Un-reinforced
masonry chimneys do not stand up to earthquakes
Manufactured or 'Prefab' fireplace with sheet
fire box and double or triple walled metal
pipe running up inside a wood framed chase with
a chase cover and cap/spark arrestor at the
top to keep birds out and sparks in. Within
about one hundred meters from salt water this
type of chimney is subject to rusting. Otherwise
it's competitive to the masonry chimney.
Mantels or fireplace mantels can be the focus
of custom interior decoration. A mantel traditionally
offers a unique opportunity for the architect/designer
to create a personal statement unique to the
room they are creating. The choice of material
for the mantel includes such rich materials
as marble, limestone, granite, or fine woods.
Certainly the most luxurious of materials is
marble. Today many of those fine materials are
no longer available, however many other beautiful
materials can be found world wide.
As skilled licensed general contractors we have
many solutions available for your home fireplace
projects, on a strict budget. GSP Restoration
can help in many ways with the overall reduction
of costs on your fireplace or fireplace mantel
project. If you would like more information,
or if you would like to schedule a free estimate
in regards to fireplaces or any other project
you may have. You can click on the following
link to find out the various ways to
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GSP Restoration Company Inc.
California Contractor License #795275
1659 N. Capitol Avenue
San Jose, CA 95132
Main: (408) 280-7499
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Fremont, CA 94539
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Alameda, CA - Berkeley, CA - Concord, CA - Daly City, CA
- Fremont, CA - Hayward, CA - Livermore, CA - Los Gatos,
Milpitas, CA - Mountain View, CA - Oakland, CA - Pleasanton,
CA - Redwood City, CA - San Bruno, CA - San Leandro, CA
San Mateo, CA - San Jose, CA - Santa Clara, CA - Santa Cruz,
CA - Sunnyvale, CA - Union City, CA - Walnut Creek, CA
Contra Costa County - Santa Clara County - San Mateo County
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